My Crayfishes Shell Cracked What Do I Do!!!!

Discussion in 'Crayfish - Crawfish' started by lonehunter, Apr 9, 2018.

  1. lonehunter Valued Member Member

    Mine has an issue she hasn’t molted in a while and now she has a shell crack on her side what do I do

    She looked the same when I got her

    Image1523330649.634049.jpg here’s a picture

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  2. shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    what is his tankmates?
    Do you add calcium to your tank?
    What is your pH and ammonia and stuff?
    Could he be molting?
     




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  4. Rojer Ramjet Well Known Member Member

    "Weekend feeders" work really well to get calcium into inverts.
     




  5. lonehunter Valued Member Member

    I don’t add calcium in my tank but they do eat a high quality pellet new life spectrum and time to time I’ll grow in some feeders but she doesn’t usually get any because of my other crayfish and my goldfish also eat feeders.as for the ammonia I will find out today

    I will try to add egg shells or shrimp shells

    Bye the way she hasn’t molted since I got her
     
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  6. Rojer Ramjet Well Known Member Member

    How long have you had her?
     
  7. shiv234 Well Known Member Member

    well then....Try to get calcium into the tank. It helps
     
  8. lonehunter Valued Member Member

    I’ve had her for around 6 weeks and in what form do I add calcium

    To the tank

    Is it a liquid form what brand

    Bye the way thanks for the help guys
     
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  9. Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    As users said above, cuttlebone is about the best and safest way. Liquid forms exist, but are more expensive and can be dangerous if you overdose.
     
  10. lonehunter Valued Member Member

    Would egg shells do

    To me the price doesn’t matter as long as its beneficial
     
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  11. Rojer Ramjet Well Known Member Member

    Whelp, PurpleTech from Kent is liquid calcium and micronutrients; I dose my freshwater inverts with it.

    Be careful.
     
  12. lonehunter Valued Member Member

    Thanks I’m gonna buy it

    IMG_0518.jpg I found it

    Hopefully this will help my situation
     

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  13. Lorekeeper Well Known Member Member

    If you buy it, buy a calcium test too. This could wipe out your tank pretty easily.
     
  14. Rojer Ramjet Well Known Member Member

    Yup - like I said; good luck...
     
  15. lonehunter Valued Member Member

    Ok I’ll get a calcium test and a water hardness tester

    Now I know what to do thanks guys
     
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